Ahrefs vs. Searchmetrics Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ahrefs
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Ahrefs is an SEO tool providers. Ahrefs Site Explorer provides a suite of tools including a component for backlink & on-page SEO analysis, online brand mentions tracking, and domain comparison tool for competitor analysis, etc. They refer to themselves as “the largest index of live backlinks.”
$99
per month
Searchmetrics
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
The Searchmetrics Suite automatically analyzes your website and guides you through the optimization of your keywords, topic clusters (onpage) and thus your content, as well as backlinks (off page) / social links, and finally the information architecture of your pages. Clients are provided with international ranking data regarding several search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Yandex and Baidu etc. Integration of Web Analytics, enriches data with traffic, conversions and user signals, such as…N/A
Pricing
AhrefsSearchmetrics Suite
Editions & Modules
Lite
$99.00
per month
Standard
$179.00
per month
Advanced
$399.00
per month
Agency
$999.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AhrefsSearchmetrics
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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AhrefsSearchmetrics Suite
Top Pros
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Features
AhrefsSearchmetrics Suite
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.0
69 Ratings
3% above category average
Searchmetrics Suite
7.6
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Keyword analysis9.366 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Backlink management9.067 Ratings4.01 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking8.665 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Page grader7.060 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Competitive analysis8.667 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.262 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Site recommendations5.859 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Task management8.031 Ratings8.01 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.0
61 Ratings
5% above category average
Searchmetrics Suite
7.0
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Local SEO7.349 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Social SEO7.447 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile SEO7.946 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Global SEO9.255 Ratings8.01 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.4
58 Ratings
0% below category average
Searchmetrics Suite
9.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Multi-domain support8.555 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.429 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AhrefsSearchmetrics Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(74 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AhrefsSearchmetrics Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Ahrefs
Ahrefs is a must have in the SEO toolbox. It is one of the leading tools in the industry for serious SEO research. It can do almost everything you need on the non-technical side of SEO. In my opinion, it is not great if you need a detailed technical tool that identifies errors and helps with fix suggestions. In that instance, I think there are better tools on the market. But - for content and keyword related tasks, I think it's must have.
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Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics does a great job when doing optimization of your content and keywords. It is less appropriate when doing off page optimization like backlinks.
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Pros
Ahrefs
  • I have been using this platform in my organization to develop several SEO tools to help to grow our website much.
  • It has all the main features which include competitor research, keyword research, website audit, content research, and rank tracking.
  • I have been using all these functions in the organization for several purposes. It provides complete information and complete performance details of the SEO.
  • It provides us the detailed keyword research with volume, CPC, and other information.
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Searchmetrics
  • Large database of companies and search terms to compare with our site.
  • In the research section, we are able to do research on an unlimited number of sites/keywords
  • Paid and Organic search research all in one place to make research and performance comparisons a lot easier
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Cons
Ahrefs
  • Can't export graphs: some graphs within the tool would be useful as an export. Unfortunately, exporting them is not an option.
  • No "blanket" reporting options: though Ahrefs is excellent for gathering and exporting intel/data, there are no blanket SEO reports provided. Exporting data is great, but simple report exporting would make it better.
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Searchmetrics
  • Research into specific languages when working with multilingual countries
  • More keyword data in smaller countries
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Likelihood to Renew
Ahrefs
Their index is too vast to ignore when looking at a complete backlink profile. We find links in Ahrefs that do not appear in any other link detection tool. For this reason, it's a must for our agency to use for the foreseeable future. Plus, it's very affordable considering the data you get
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Searchmetrics
We are currently using an agency and do not need Searchmetrics services at this time. If we do need research metrics in the future, we will probably go with them. The only deterrent is that we got suckered into an additional year with them because we were a few days late on opting out of the auto-renew. Although I was very upset about getting stuck an extra year paying for services I do not need, that is probably the only issue I have with the company, so if you can avoid that, it's a pretty good product.
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Usability
Ahrefs
Ahrefs is very easy to use - you can jump right in and understand most of the assets. Overall, the dashboard snapshots give a very good picture of inbound link activity. For deeper analysis of historical trends, the system can become cumbersome, making it hard to do full work without exporting and reformatting the data.
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Searchmetrics
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Support Rating
Ahrefs
Ahrefs has always been responsive when there's been a technical issue with the site. There are usually very little problems, but if there are, they announce it on their social media accounts which keeps its customers informed. Email support is prompt and the customer service people are very helpful, knowledgable and friendly.
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Searchmetrics
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Alternatives Considered
Ahrefs
Majestic and Ahrefs are really close in terms of tool. Ahrefs does offer competitive comparison and they do have a more up to date data base. Majestic however has a more comprehensive historical view of sites which is also extremely valuable. Majestic also offers a link velocity chart that is missing on Ahrefs. Ahrefs makes up for this with their links gained/lost calendar which Majestic is missing.
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Searchmetrics
We originally selected Searchmetrics because we got more bang for our buck. On the research end, we could do unlimited searches without the cost of the service going up. As for the historical data, we could store more trending data and do deeper research than we could with the competitor. The monthly fee was almost half (if i remember correctly, but it's been a few years) of what what we were paying before with a competitor.
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Return on Investment
Ahrefs
  • Ahrefs Site Explorer has helped with any comprehensive backlink analysis and backlink profile management we've had.
  • Ahrefs Site Explorer has helped tremendously in getting manual penalties lifted for certain sites.
  • Aherfs Site Explorer has been helpful in identifying 404 error pages.
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Searchmetrics
  • It had a positive impact on the ROI. As the websites rank better the revenue raised.
  • Searchmetrics Suite is an expensive product, it is too expensive for small websites.
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ScreenShots

Ahrefs Screenshots

Screenshot of Analyze backlinks and keywords of any website to find opportunities for your organic traffic growthScreenshot of Check your website for 100+ pre-defined SEO issuesScreenshot of Get relevant keyword ideas supported by accurate SEO metricsScreenshot of Find the most shared and linked-to content on any topicScreenshot of Track your and your competitors' search rankings

Searchmetrics Screenshots

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